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The BLS’ Inflation Figures Seem Far Removed From Reality…

Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released inflation figures for February. Being a statistics geek, I immediately went to the source data and combed through the figures. As I

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Consumer Price Index Gives Fed the Green Light!

With the index coming in this morning hitting the Fed’s target for inflation, it’s now more likely than ever the Fed will raise rates tomorrow.

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The Most Meaningless Chart in All of Economics

At face value, it is rather shocking. That’s why people who see it are quick to jump to faulty conclusions. But it doesn’t mean a damn thing they say it does.

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Here’s to Cheaper Education, Health Care, and Child Care Costs!

It’s not enough that jobs are less stable, or that the ones we’re adding are increasingly more part-time… It’s not enough that rapidly growing student loan costs are plaguing more

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This Almost Sounds Like the Start of a Bad Joke…

With two kids in college and one about to finish high school, I’m no longer required to spend countless hours at a sports field or in a gym watching others

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Is Your Vacation Worth 3 Times the Inflation Rate?

Just because the BLS reports that inflation has remained quite low for many quarters, doesn’t mean that you aren’t experiencing higher costs.

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Is the Fed Losing Credibility?

I absolutely agree with Rodney. Central Bank or government involvement is the last thing we need in our efforts to revive the middle class. So I say the Fed should

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How Inflation And Statistics Affect Your Cost of Living

Rodney Johnson | Tuesday, April 29, 2014 >> I don’t typically shop for groceries, so when I find myself at the store, I’m usually on a mission to buy last-minute

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Young People Are Expensive

My first breakthrough economic discovery was the Spending Wave in 1988. It’s a 46-year lag on births to project the peak spending of new generations, which made a lot of

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Inflation: Myth or Reality?

At this stage of the game – year #5 of the recovery, as measured by the S&P 500’s March 2009 low – you’d expect to see some inflation. Consumers’ wallets